ACL surgeries: A blessing or a curse?

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire 2014 season.

ACL surgery has come a long way and is now getting players back on the field faster. But are they returning too soon? I think for many players, yes.

Genes may explain higher ACL injuries in girls, according to new research

Bethany Jewell

In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.

New surgical instrumentation will help keep young athletes with ACL injuries in the game

Dr. Jones holds a model of  a knee featuring an ACL repair.

Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the four major ligaments in the knee, are one of the most common injuries in young athletes.

Return-to-Play Decisions Involve More Than you Think


After recent talks in Chicago, I realized there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the issue about when athletes can return to play after an injury.